St.-Petersburg-Photography-2If you are thinking of beginning photography – congratulations! It is an amazing hobby and as a bonus you can even make some money with it!

However, there are a lot of decisions you need to make, as well as a number of pitfalls. So let’s look at some of the more important decisions.

Buying A Camera

Obviously the most important decision you will make is what camera to buy. However, it is an easy decision.

If you are really serious about your new hobby then buy the most expensive and feature rich camera you can afford. I personally love the Canon SLR range (you can find it in our Digital SLR section). Go for an SLR camera and buy the lenses you will need. For instance, if you are going to take close up shots, a macro will be a good buy. For long range shots get a good telephoto lens.

If you are still trying out beginning photography and don’t want to spend a lot of money on something you might not continue with, then your options is to either buy a cheap, basic SLR or a very good “point-and-shoot” digital camera, like the Sony Cybershot with 10x zoom and 10 megapixels. The main things you should be looking at is zoom, megapixels and advanced features like shutter speed and white balancing.

Using Your Camera

Huh?! You just point and shoot, right? Wrong. The difference between a decent and a good (or great!) photo depends on so many things. Composition of the picture, focusing, getting exposure right, the list goes on…

If you really want to take great pictures, you need to either take a digital photography course or get a guide to help you through all the advanced stuff. Digital Photography Success is a brilliant guide, I cannot recommend it enough.

Whichever route you take, remember: Get somebody to show you the ropes and then practise, practise, practise!

Making Money With Photography

There are loads of ways to make money with photography. Just think about it, anywhere where a picture of something is needed is a potential opportunity. Let’s look at some of the best photography businesses to start.

If you are married you will know how important a Berkshire wedding photographer is. And how much you had to pay for one! The wedding photography business is booming and it will continue to be an amazing moneymaker as long as people are getting married. Don’t know where to start or how which poses to ask for? Then get Wedding Photography Secrets, a brilliant guide on starting and making money from a wedding photography business.

Want to take portraits of children and pets but don’t have an expensive studio? You don’t need one – just the power of a computer! By using photo editing software you can superimpose the photos you have taken on any background. If this sounds too complicated, don’t worry it’s not! New Photo Biz 1.0 takes you by the hand and not only shows you how to take the photos, but also shows you how to edit them and create your own online professional photography Melbourne business. They also include a number of good backgrounds that you can use. Truly a business in a box!

Looking for something a bit different? Then this easy photography business is the one for you. It shows you how you can make up to $200 per day doing freelance work for large national companies that will ask you to take photos of loads of different things – from houses, cars, businesses, etc. Unfortunately the list of companies included in the product are all in the USA, so this one is better for US photographers. However with a little bit of planning you can easily adapt this to whichever country you live in.